Prozac is selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant medication which is indicated to cure depression by affecting certain chemicals in the brain. When such chemical substances are not in balance they cause different psychological disturbances such as depression, anxiety, panic, or obsessive-compulsive dosorders.
This antidepressant is indicated for the cure of panic attacks,depression, nutritional disturbances obsessive-compulsive disorder, such as bulimia, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Sometimes Generic Prozac is taken together with Olanzapine (brandname Zyprexa) medication to fight depression caused by major affective disorder.
Generic Prozac must not be used with such drugs as pimozide, thioridazine, or any MAOI drugs. You must know about one very dangerous side reaction – at the beginning of the treatment patients might experience suicidal thinking, particularly individuals younger than 24 years old can suffer from such side reaction.
Let your doctor know if you experience such conditions as mood or behavior changes, agitation, panic attacks, sleep disorders, irritation, agitation, feeling of feeling depressed, suicide thoughts aggressiveness, hyperactivity,hostility, and behavior.
Prozac is not indicated for pregnant women as all SSRI antidepressant medications might provoke serious and life threating lung disorders in newborns if the women were taking this medicine during pregnancy. If you become pregnant and stop using Prozac, your depression is very likely to occur again.
Generic Prozac passes into breast milk and can be toxic to the breastfeeding baby, that’s the reason why it’s not advisable to takethis drug if you are breastfeeding a baby.
Before taking Prozac – generic name Fluoxetine, tell your medical provider about your existing medical conditions such as liver or kidney problems, diabetes, seizures or epilepsy, bipolar disorder, or a history of misuse of drugs.
In case you suffer from these conditions you might need a dosage adjustment.
As aggrevationof depression and the beginning of suicidal thinking during the initial stage of the treatment can occur, the family of the patient who is using Prozac – generic name Fluoxetine should carefully watch the changes in his mood, symptoms and behavior.
Prozac must be taken according to the prescription of healthcare provider. Never change the dosage on your own without the advice of the medical provider. Take this medication for the period that is determined
Defined by the medical professional.
Generic Prozac – Fluoxetine medicament must be taken whole, don’t break or chew it, don’t break an extended-release capsule as it may influence the action of the medicament.
Typically, the action of Prozac are observed in 4 weeks after the starting of the treatment. Don’t discontinue taking Generic Prozac – Fluoxetine without first consulting with the medical professional as the sudden drug withdrawal might provoke the unfavourable side effects.
Use this medicament regularly. In case you miss the dose, take it as soon as remember. Avoid the overdose, so never take two dosages at once. In case of overdose, seek medical help without a delay. The signs of the overdose are the following: heartbeat irregularities, sleep disorders, fainting,nausea, seizures, confusion, vomiting, fever, or even coma.
During the treatment with Prozac, avoid consuming alcohol.
Generic Prozac – Fluoxetine adverse effects.
In case any kind of allergic reactions occur, get medical attention. The potential allergic reactions are: skin rash, hives, difficult breathing, skin rash, hives, difficult breathing, swelling of face and throat.
If you experience such reactions as mood swings or behavior changes, irritation, aggressiveness, distribution of sleep, worry, panic attacks, or suicidal thoughts, call your physician without a delay. If you have any of the following severe side reactionssuch as headache, skin rash and other skin problems, nausea, anaemia hallucinations, sweating, seizure vomiting, fainting, heartbeats irregularities, problems with concentrating and memory, decreased appetite, trembling, diarrhea, high fever, problems with coordination, and some others. Less serious side effects are: nausea, and sexual impairments.
Let your physician know about other drugs you are taking especially if you are taking the following: haloperidolm, blood thinner medications, tryptophan, seizure medication, vinblastine, clopidogrel, clozapine,alprazolam, flecainide, or any other antidepressants. Ask your physician for the full list of the medicines that should not be taken together with Generic Prozac.